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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge



Earthquake location -49.5266S, 116.9877WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). Global time and date of event 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 17:20:25 / August 1, 2017 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a3dd. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3dd. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:25 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 116.9877 East, latitude -49.5266 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 116.9877° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -49.5266° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-01 17:20:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-01 17:46:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 16.586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a3dd Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3dd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3dd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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